US levies sanctions on Taliban-linked terrorists

WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department on Thursday announced new sanctions on five individuals it said are linked to "the most dangerous terrorist organizations operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan."
"These financiers and facilitators provide the fuel for the Taliban, Haqqani Network and al-Qaida to realize their violent aspirations," Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said in a statement.As a result of the action, US companies and individuals are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with the targeted individuals and any assets they hold under US jurisdiction are frozen, Treasury said.
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